Marlboro College Announces New Faculty Hires
MARLBORO, VT– Marlboro College welcomes new faculty members and fellows to campus.
Wanda Strukus is a full-time faculty member in theatre. Wanda earned her BA in Film Studies at Wesleyan University, her MA in Performance Studies at the University of Arizona, and her Ph.D. in Drama at Tufts University, where she completed a dissertation on "Unidentified Performing Objects: Perception, Phenomenology, and the Object as Actor." Wanda has taught courses in acting, directing, film and theatre at Boston College, Tufts and College of the Holy Cross, and she brings broad experience as a director, choreographer, actor, dancer, playwright and designer of costumes, masks and puppets. Her production of "The Grapes of Wrath" opened in April at Theatrezone/Chelsea Theatre Works.
The Classics Fellow Program, started in 1963, annually brings to campus a recent Oxford University graduate. This year, Thomas Mayo from Trinity College, Oxford University, becomes Marlboro's 28th Classics Fellow. Tom is currently a fifth-year undergraduate in Classics and Modern Languages (French). He spent one of those years as a student in French Literature at the Sorbonne and is now writing his thesis on concepts of classical heroism in Anouilh and Sartre.
Marlboro College also welcomes another fellow, Ms. Tabassum Zaman, a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, who will teach Bengali. Zaman earned her BA in English and her MA in English Literature at Dhaka University in Bangladesh. Previously, she taught undergraduates at a private university.
Sharon William is a visiting faculty member in Spanish. She will teach Spanish I and II and support Plan-level work in Spanish language and literature. William is a veteran teacher who has taught at Hamilton and St. Olaf Colleges, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Baghdad and American Institute of Languages in Baghdad, among other schools. Most recently, she taught healthcare professionals at Berkshire Community College. She earned her MA in Spanish at Middlebury College and has completed course work toward a Ph.D. in Spanish Peninsular Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Su Feei Knickerbocker is a visiting faculty member in Chinese/Japanese. She will teach intermediate Japanese and beginner Chinese. Knickerbocker has been teaching languages for over twenty-two years in many different countries in a wide variety of capacities. During the last three years, she taught Chinese language and literature at Ulster Community College and Bard College. She earned her BA in English Literature at National Taiwan University and her MS in Educational Leadership with concentrations in Second Language Acquisition at the University of Pennsylvania.
Anne Heath is a visiting faculty member in art history. Heath recently received her Ph.D. in medieval art history from Brown University with a dissertation entitled "Architecture, Ritual and Identity in the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne and the Abbey of Saint-Germain in Auxerre, France." Previously, Heath taught courses on medieval art at Suffolk College.
Jim Levinson, associate professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, will be offering a course entitled “Malnutrition and Basic Human Needs in Developing Countries.”
Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro has been selected as one of 40 Colleges that Change Lives.
For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.